Highly anticipated by fans of the series, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain risks disappointing its community, since microtransactions will be present in the game. An example was highlighted by a journalist who was able to try a version software preview.
After Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes rather disappointing as a prologue, fans of the famous Hideo Kojima license wait with some impatience for the real fifth installment of the saga, Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain.
The title begins to prepare for its release, so much so that the publisher Konami has provided a preview version to some journalists. Among the lucky ones, Jorge Arellano of the Spanish site Levelup, highlighted a feature he was confronted with in-game: microtransactions.
Indeed, he explained that he faced a notification in progress of the progress of a mission objective, proposing to complete it instantly. By confirming this choice, he realized that this choice could not be successful because it required a connection to the PSN.
In parallel, the description of the game on the PlayStation Store clearly mentions optional in-game purchases. These micro-payments would be a first in the Konami series and it is clear that the reception with the players will be generally poor.
It remains to be seen whether these notifications will not be too intrusive during games or whether it will be possible to simply deactivate them.